Welcome to Board Watch for the 11.6.19 Board of Education meeting at Lovonya DeJean Middle School. C.2 Contracts We noted in our last Board Watch that most contracts presented to the board at the Oct. 23 meeti...READ MORE
Throughout the United States, there are more than 13,000 districts governed by about 95,000 school board members. Annually, these elected leaders manage approximately $640 billion that impact more than 48,000,000 students. In addition to fiscal oversight, school board members are also responsible for developing and adopting policies, curriculum, and the budget, employing the superintendent, overseeing facilities issues, and adopting collective bargaining agreements.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education currently has five board members. November 2020 will be the first election cycle where school board members in West Contra Costa are elected by wards, and not at-large.
One of the best ways to advocate for our students is to stay up to date on what is happening within the district. Board Watch provides insight into our public education system through our school board’s activity. Stay informed about school budgets, curriculum, policies, and more!
At the last board meeting, WCCUSD leaders revealed that the district faces an unexpected $39.9 million deficit — almost 10% of the total WCCUSD budget — for the current school year. This news was surprising because in ...READ MORE